Rating Group: South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

2009 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Paul Agnew 80%
SC State House-59 Terry Alexander D 67%
SC State Senate-1 Thomas Alexander R 90%
SC State Senate-7 Karl Allen D 57%
SC State House-36 Rita Allison R 88%
SC State House-103 Carl Anderson D 63%
Ralph Anderson 80%
SC State House-42 Mike Anthony D 80%
SC State House-80 Jimmy Bales D 86%
SC State House-71 Nathan Ballentine R 100%
SC State House-24 Bruce Bannister R 88%
Liston Barfield 57%
James Battle, Jr. 75%
SC State House-28 Eric Bedingfield R 86%
Kenneth Bingham 100%
Don Bowen 88%
SC State House-122 Bill Bowers D 100%
Joan Brady 100%
Lester Branham, Jr. 71%
Curtis Brantley 67%
Lee Bright III 78%
Grady Brown 50%
Boyd Brown 80%
SC State House-116 Robert Brown D 50%
SC Lieutenant Governor Kevin Bryant R 80%
SC State Senate-44 Paul Campbell, Jr. R 100%
SC State Senate-43 Chip Campsen III R 80%
Harry Cato 86%
Richard Chalk, Jr. 100%
Ray Cleary III 67%
SC State House-107 Alan Clemmons R 75%
SC State House-82 William Clyburn, Sr. D 67%
SC State House-66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter D 71%
SC State House Derham Cole, Jr. R 100%
Creighton Coleman 83%
Daniel Cooper 100%
SC State Senate-20 John Courson R 67%
Kristopher Crawford 86%
SC State Senate-18 Ronnie Cromer R 80%
SC State House-92 Joe Daning R 100%
SC State Senate-46 Tom Davis R 80%
SC State House-43 Greg Delleney, Jr. R 88%
SC State House-23 Chandra Dillard D 63%
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 100%
Tracy Edge 67%
Dick Elliott 88%
SC State House-124 Shannon Erickson R 100%
Michael Fair 90%
Robert Ford 83%
SC State House-34 Mike Forrester R 100%
Marion Frye 100%
SC State House-52 Laurie Funderburk D 100%
SC State Senate-4 Mike Gambrell R 63%
SC State House-111 Wendell Gilliard D 57%
SC State House-95 Jerry Govan, Jr. D 60%
SC State Senate-37 Larry Grooms R 100%
Carl Gullick 86%
Anton Gunn 75%
Nikki Haley 75%
SC State House-20 Daniel Hamilton R 88%
Nelson Hardwick 71%
Robert Harrell, Jr. 86%
James Harrison 100%
SC State House-73 Chris Hart D 71%
Cathy Harvin 63%
SC State House-55 Jackie Hayes D 88%
Wes Hayes, Jr. 80%
George Hearn 86%
SC State House-118 Bill Herbkersman R 83%
SC State House-4 Davey Hiott R 100%
Kenneth Hodges 63%
Jenny Horne 100%
SC State House-91 Lonnie Hosey D 63%
SC State House-76 Leon Howard D 67%
SC State House-85 Chip Huggins R 100%
SC State Senate-40 Brad Hutto D 88%
SC State Senate-21 Darrell Jackson D 89%
SC State House-102 Joseph Jefferson, Jr. D 63%
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 86%
Keith Kelly 100%
Kenneth Kennedy 33%
SC State House-49 John King D 57%
Herbert Kirsh 57%
SC State House-97 Patsy Knight D 71%
Jake Knotts, Jr. 80%
John Land III 78%
SC State Senate-31 Hugh Leatherman, Sr. R 83%
Phil Leventis 80%
Chip Limehouse III 86%
Lanny Littlejohn 100%
SC State House-19 Dwight Loftis R 86%
Deborah Long 100%
Joel Lourie 80%
SC State House-60 Phillip Lowe R 75%
SC State House-65 James Lucas R 75%
SC State House-109 David Mack III D 57%
SC State Senate-29 Gerald Malloy D 80%
Larry Martin 90%
SC State Senate-13 Shane Martin R 100%
SC State Senate-25 Shane Massey R 80%
SC State Senate-39 John Matthews, Jr. D 71%
Glenn McConnell 90%
SC State House-77 Joe McEachern D 57%
John McGill 88%
Walton McLeod III 57%
SC State House-99 James Merrill R 71%
Vida Miller 75%
Joey Millwood 88%
SC State House-31 Harold Mitchell, Jr. D 71%
SC State House-29 Dennis Moss R 88%
SC State House-30 Steve Moss R 100%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney R 89%
Wendy Nanney 86%
James Neal 83%
Joseph Neal 63%
Denny Neilson 71%
SC State Senate-10 Floyd Nicholson D 78%
William O'Dell 75%
Harry Ott, Jr. 86%
Phillip Owens 86%
Steve Parker 86%
SC State House-12 Anne Parks D 71%
SC State Senate-14 Harvey Peeler, Jr. R 90%
Anne Peterson Hutto 63%
Clementa Pinckney 80%
Lewis Pinson 86%
Edward Pitts, Jr. 100%
SC State House-14 Michael Pitts R 50%
SC State Senate-33 Luke Rankin, Sr. R 100%
SC State Senate-11 Glenn Reese D 78%
SC State Senate-2 Rex Rice R 100%
Michael Thomas Rose 90%
SC State House-74 Todd Rutherford D 67%
Greg Ryberg 80%
SC State House-2 William Sandifer III R 75%
SC State Senate-19 John Scott, Jr. D 75%
SC U.S. Senate-Jr Tim Scott R 71%
Bakari Sellers 67%
SC State Senate-26 Nikki Setzler D 90%
SC State Senate-27 Vincent Sheheen D 75%
Phillip Shoopman 100%
SC State House-46 Gary Simrill R 63%
B. R. Skelton 100%
Donald Smith 88%
SC State House-27 Garry Smith R 75%
SC State House-67 Murrell Smith, Jr. R 100%
Roland Smith 88%
SC State House-72 James Smith, Jr. D 83%
SC State House-112 Mike Sottile R 88%
SC State House-96 Kit Spires R 100%
SC State House-119 Leon Stavrinakis D 86%
James Stewart, Jr. 100%
SC State House-18 Tommy Stringer R 88%
David Thomas 75%
Michael Thompson 88%
SC State House-88 McLain Toole R 100%
C. David Umphlett, Jr. 88%
SC State Senate-9 Danny Verdin III R 100%
Ted Vick 88%
Thad Viers 71%
SC State House-51 J. David Weeks D 63%
SC State House-113 Seth Whipper D 67%
SC State House-6 Brian White R 75%
SC State House-1 William Whitmire R 86%
SC State Senate-30 Kent Williams D 80%
SC State House-62 Robert Williams D 71%
SC State House-16 Mark Willis R 100%
William Wylie 100%
Annette Young 88%
SC State Senate-24 Tom Young, Jr. R 100%

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